Heir of Fire

Heir of Fire

Book - 2014
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Royal assassin Celaena must travel to a new land to confront a truth about her heritage, while brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2014
ISBN: 9781619630659
1619630656
9781408839126
1408839121
9781619630673
Characteristics: 565 pages : map ; 25 cm

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Nymeria23
Jun 09, 2017

I'm loving this series more and more. The writings getting better, the story keeps me hooked, and it felt like I could make a deeper connection to the Celaena, whether that's because of the exposure to her character or if she's somehow become more relatable, who knows.
But this series is great. At first I was slightly off-put by the multiple perspectives and the new characters but as I read I loved it more and more.
This book is still deeply intense and our main protagonist has kept up her reputation as a royal BA. I like how this series (and all of Sarah J. Maas' books) deal with real emotional and/or dark issues and situations. It gives the characters depth and gives hope to the reader as they watch the characters fight against their despair and darkness.
Very good read, I'm super excited for the next book of the series!

Go Aelin! OMG I love this series SO MUCH. and this is the best book (in my opinion). Can't wait for the next book to come out. Also, this is the book where Celaena/Aelin ascends from badass assassin to Awesome Badass Fae assassin, and Rowan is introduced. Aelin is so relatable and awesome, I would TOTALLY reccomend this series.

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mlharr
Apr 09, 2017

YES! Celaena continues to kick butt and take names in the third book in the series. In this particular series, you will need to have read the first two books to fully enjoy this one. In Heir of Fire, Celaena does a little traveling, and spends some time more fully developing her powers. You thought she was strong before? Wait until you see what she accomplishes in this volume! I love how relatable she continues to be. I can't usually "connect" with fantasy characters. Their special abilities make them seem much better than me. But Celaena has the occasional temper tantrum and seriously loves books and candy, and I feel like I could be her friend. Do you like a little romance? There might be a little romance in this one. ;)

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evelyno
Jan 24, 2017

I am proud of myself for getting this far. I am very sad at how this series is disintegrating. And in this book THERE IS A PLOT HOLE. I cannot be the only person who notices this. Celaena leaves, giving Chaol the Eye of Elena to protect him. She returns, stuff happens, then she is in the sewers chasing evil beings, and the eye of Elena glows blue to warn her that something bad is approaching-- wait!! Chaol never gave her back the necklace. Do you see now? Also, Sara, how slutty do you plan to make your main character? The romance is way overdone. I do not recommend this series.

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mightyminnie
Jan 21, 2017

greatness!!

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akzfineart
Dec 02, 2016

In Heir of Fire, we are introduced to a large roster of characters, learn more about Erilea, and experience Wendlyn for the first time. I loved the multiple POV’s and the fact there was a lot more character development going on – as the reader, we could feel the emotion and depth. The third instalment of the “Throne of Glass” series is longer than the first two, but this only pushed it to be my favourite of the three.

One of my new favourite characters is Manon Blackbeak, an Ironteeth witch. Calaena is my ultimate favourite, but I wasn’t heartbroken when the POV switched to Manon. Through Manon, I was able to learn more about the witches, so much so that now I see them as an almost separate species from the humans of Erilea. Beforehand, I had always thought of them as humans with a longer lifespan and a taste for blood. Furthermore, Manon could always take me by surprise. When we first learn of her, she’s hidden herself in a closet from three male intruders in her house. I knew she was a witch, but she played the role of scared and innocent so well I thought she was a Crochan – the ‘good’ witch. Another surprise was taking on Abraxos and not Titus as her Wyvern. I did not see this coming until the very last moment.

I found Calaena and Manon to be very similar, in that they seem to be two sides of the same coin. Manon more easily embraces and enjoys darkness, but both view goodness as this unknown entity – suspicious yet tempting. Calaena wants to do good more than Manon, but doesn’t always feel she deserves it like her dear friend Nehemia.

This book was great for showing where the plot might be heading in the upcoming sequels. While it wrapped up the problems from the first three books, it seemed in return to open up more serious problems for the next three. I think one of the most important ones was how the King of Adarlan played a role right from the beginning – particularly his connection to the deaths of Calaena’s parents. The author provides so much detail that I feel more comfortable predicting how things will go down in the sequels.

Overall, Heir of Fire is filled with multiple locations and in-depth characters, fitting the part of epic fantasy. Throne of Glass intrigued me enough to continue with the series, but this book has proven the world of Sarah J. Maas is beautiful and breathtaking. I have easily fallen in love! I cannot wait for the 4th book and hope it follows Heir of Fire – multiple POV’s and a deeper exploration into the world of Erilea.

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blue_dog_8329
Nov 24, 2016

These books just get better and better! Celaena is one of my favorite characters in the world of books, she is strong, sarcastic, and just makes me want to burst out into laughter sometimes. This series doesn't just stay in one place, I love how Celaena got out of the castle and got to explore more of her heritage and powers, and how I got to learn more about her past. The one thing that really annoyed me was how the points of view changed so much, especially since I hated Chaol story and Manon's, only wanting to read more of Rowan and Celaena's. Overall, I LOVE this series, and I CANNOT wait to read the next book!!!

Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Sep 24, 2016

I think this series just gets better and better as the books move in unexpected directions. After the reveal at the end of Crown of Midnight, this story begins with Celaena far away from Ardalan in Wendlyn. The series expands into showing different characters including Celana’s cousin Aedion and Queen Maeve’s warrior Rowan. The allegiances of every character are always in question, and that’s what makes everything about this book so intriguing.

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RiverJamesErikson
Sep 13, 2016

Queen Maas is amazing

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hayasash
Aug 28, 2016

I found it to have a slow-ish start. Honestly, I read 5 novels in between the start and the ending of it. -_- The ending was refreshingly quick paced and I enjoyed the new characters. I want to see what happens, that cliffhanger is unfair... @.@

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survivalthoughts
Jul 04, 2016

Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak―but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life―and her future―forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed?

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simply_me
Aug 02, 2015

read the one above hehehe ;)

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queen_of_terrasen
Sep 18, 2016

fire-breathing bitch-queen

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simply_me
Aug 02, 2015

"i claim you rowan whitehorn."
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"i claim you, too, aelin galathynius"

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